You've heard or will hear one of our Outreach Priests. Learn more about Cross Catholic Outreach and our ministry to bless poor families with life-changing aid and spiritual hope.

Help the poor and their communities around the world.

Cross Catholic Outreach shares the hope and good news of the Gospel alongside our social work in order to see the Holy Spirit’s transformative power. Around the world and with your help, we bring food, watershelter, education, orphan supportmedical careelderly caremicroenterprise, and disaster relief to the poorest of the poor.

Change Lives Forever

Cross Catholic Outreach effectively multiplies the power of your contribution to make a lasting difference.



poor children


Can help provide lifesaving medical care


Can help sponsor a self-help project to empower families


Can help supply clean water for an entire community


Can help build a multi-room home for a poor family

Our Global Impact

Discover how God’s grace is working through his people.

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Give Hope Where It’s Needed Most

Empower our ministry partners who bring the love of Christ around the globe.

Our Catholic Identity

Cross Catholic Outreach is overseen by U.S. bishops and supported by local bishops in the developing world.

From left to right: Most Rev. Alfred A. Schlert, Diocese of Allentown, PA; Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Diocese of Harrisburg, PA; Most Rev. Gerald M. Barbarito, Diocese of Palm Beach, FL; Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski, Archdiocese of St. Louis, MO; Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA; Jim J. Cavnar, CEO, Cross Catholic Outreach; Michele T. Sagarino, President, Cross Catholic Outreach; Most Rev. Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, TX; Most Rev. Gerald L. Vincke, Bishop of Salina, KS; Most Rev. Gregory M. Aymond, Archdiocese of New Orleans, LA.

Become a Cross Mission Partner Today

Join our monthly giving club and receive this prayer journal, handmade by those we serve in Haiti!

Use it for reflections and notes to grow in your spiritual life. You’ll also receive a prayer request form to mail back so that we can pray for your needs. In effect, this creates a spiritual bridge to connect you to our sisters and brothers in Christ in the developing world!

Cross Mission Partners also receive a semiannual Mission Update with news, insights and information about the good work and accomplishments made possible by your support.

* Every dollar helps us bless the least of our brothers and sisters throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Mexico & Central America and South America.

Join Now and Transform More Lives Through Monthly Giving

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2024, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.